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USS Coral Sea

The aircraft carrier USS Coral was built shortly after WWII using materials contaminated with asbestos. Navy veterans who now suffer from mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure have legal rights.

USS Coral Sea (CV 43) (ex-CV 43, CVB 43, CVA 43) – Navy Aircraft Carrier

Classification: Multi-Purpose Aircraft Carrier

Status: Disposed of by scrapping, dismantling

Fleet: Atlantic/6th/7th

Launch Date: 4/2/1946
Commission Date: 10/1/1947
Decommission Date: 4/30/1990

USS Coral Sea sailed for her first tour of duty in the Mediterranean and spent the majority of her time there, only briefly interrupted to sail to the Caribbean, South, and Central America. She was appointed the flagship for Carrier Division 6 and as such, she provided an insurmountable amount of honorable service in collaboration with NATO during the Beehive I exercise, which brought the Deputy Secretary of Defense on board. The USS Coral Sea was bestowed with the honor of taking the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives on a multi-day cruise . She also had the pleasure of welcoming the King and Queen of Greece on board as visitors in October of 1956. During the Suez Crisis, she aided in the evacuation of American citizens from the troubled area. The USS Coral Sea received an overhaul which made her the first ship to develop a configuration for a procedure that made it possible for two onboard attack groups could share a maintenance program simultaneously. Years later, in the late 1980’s, she responded to an S.O.S. call from the USS Iowa who had just suffered a horrific explosion in one of their gun turrets that ultimately killed 47 sailors. She provided emergency care while a specialized team removed dangerous powder charges from Iowa’s guns in order to prevent another explosion.

Aircraft Carriers are war ships that are structured to deploy and recover aircraft. They are essentially traveling airbases that have been serving the Navy for one hundred years. These ships are very important to the Navy, and played a major role in World War II. Typically they are considered the capital ship of the fleet and are very expensive to build and maintain there are only twenty one currently operating throughout the world. Often called “floating cities” aircraft carries lack the fire power of other types of ships and are usually accompanied by several other ships in the fleet for protection. Unfortunately, while serving their country, these men were exposed to asbestos while on board aircraft carriers. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping aboard these vessels.

Anyone who served on an aircraft carrier should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.

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Asbestos lung cancer and Mesothelioma lawsuits involving active-duty or retired members of the U.S. military involve additional, complex legal issues and considerations.

At The Gori Law Firm, you’ll find lawyers with extensive experience in military asbestos and Mesothelioma cases, and a staff that is highly qualified and specially trained to assist us in handling these difficult cases. We also work diligently to help people living with Mesothelioma obtain a trial date within six to nine months from the time their lawsuit is filed.

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For a free case evaluation, please call our law offices directly or contact us online. An experienced attorney will be available to discuss your potential lawsuit, and to answer any questions you may have about the connection between asbestos exposure and deadly cancers such as Mesothelioma, or your legal rights.

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